Innovation platforms are work environments that enhance the development of new products, services and markets. The Tampere City Region has platforms that operate in connection with higher education institutes, company-based platforms and platforms created by open collaboration.
New Factory is a communal innovation and business development network. New Factory units companies with inventive people by offering facilities, expert sparring and tools for collaboration. New Factory’s Demola is an innovation platform where companies, students and researchers create demos and prototypes on collaborative teams based on challenges provided by companies.
Kampusareena offers versatile facilities and new types of student-business collaboration, which the experts of the scientific community and business life use to develop new ideas. Kampusareena hosts the Kampusklubi campus club – the paid membership is valid for three years at a time. The club’s member companies collaborate in projects of different size, sharing costs and risks.
The media sector and digital industry cluster Mediapolis is a growing and evolving centre and network of media sector companies and organisations, with connections to actors in the field on both national and international level. The largest individual group in Mediapolis is production companies, but the associated services connected to their operations are also important. The largest individual operators are Yle and educational institutes in the media sector, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Tampere Vocational College Tredu. Mediapolis offers studios and filming facilities, various production services and media education, which enables combining the interests of companies and educational institutes and, thus, realizing new projects.
Experts of different fields looking for new challenges resolve obstacles for business growth under the TreStart (site in Fin) service concept. The activities, which are open to all, take place in the TalentSpace facilities in the Finlayson area – all who are interested are welcome. Contact Petteri Valonkallio (+358 50 524 7474, petteri.valonkallio(a)tampere.fi), Jarmo Rintamäki (+358 40 558 6194, jarmo.rintamaki(a)tampere.fi) or Petri Pekkola (+358 40 760 8116, petri.pekkola(a)tampere.fi).
The Kauppi campus is a cluster of medical research and treatment in Tampere. The area holds the Tampere University Hospital (TAYS) and several life science operators. Operating on the Kauppi campus, HealthHUB brings together companies and operators that are oriented towards health, wellness, health technology and research.. The companies, clinicians, researchers, developers as well as consumers and end users create new things in a networked development environment. Contact Reijo Itkonen (+358 40 5035 252, reijo.itkonen(a)finnmedi.com) for more information.
Innovative and intelligent traffic solutions are sought by operators and companies in the field in the Tampere City Region in the ITS Factory experimentation and development environment.
Metals and engineering business is developed and fostered on several platforms:
- SMACC Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre represents the most cutting-edge research competence in manufacturing smart machines for SMEs. Contact Kari Koskinen (+358 400 634 242, kari.koskinen(a)tut.fi).